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PESHAWAR: Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mohammad Umer Daudzai, said both governments were holding talks on an extradition treaty that would resolve the problem of handing over wanted persons to each other.
During a visit to Peshawar yesterday, he said Afghanistan has signed judicial agreements with Iran and Tajikistan and would like to conclude a similar one with Pakistan.
“The judicial agreement covers extradition and also the issue of attorneys and witnesses in legal cases,” he added.
On Pakistan’s request to Kabul to hand over Pakistani Taliban commander Mauivi Faqir Mohammad to it, he said Kabul was still trying to determine if the man captured in Afghanistan is Faqir Mohammad.
Sharif favourite for PM’s slot
ISLAMABAD: PML-N has been declared “the favourite to win the largest number of seats” by The Guardian. It said an “outright majority” is not possible but Nawaz Sharif’s party enjoys a substantial lead over its rivals and Nawaz Sharif is “the frontrunner in the battle to become Pakistan’s next prime minister”.
The paper said that Metro Bus was a massive hit with the public despite the chorus of doubters.
“People were just craving something like this,” Ahsan Iqbal told the paper.
The Guardian said Pakistanis were enthusiastic for grand projects like Metro “after a calamitous five years for the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)”.
“Apart from being the first government in Pakistan’s history to fulfil a full term, the PPP has little to brag about,” it added.
Violence claims 11 in Karachi
Islamabad: At least 11 people were killed in separate incidents of violence the past 24 hours in Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, southern Pakistan.
Police sources said that these incidents occurred in Sirjani Town, Gulbahar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Shah Latif Town, Kimari, Nazimabad , Lyari and Bhains Colony in Karachi.
Karachi is Pakistan’s biggest city and the largest trade Centre has been witnessing volatile security for several years which claimed scores of citizens lives.